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Was going to buy a second GTX 260 and run SLI, but now I'm having second thoughts. From what I have seen a single overclocked Radeon 5850 is slightly slower than two GTX 260's in SLI and I can keep my old Corsair TX 650 psu which is going to save me a little cash. Had planned on a new gpu, psu , and maybe a 60 gig SSD.. Until my wife found out, and that was that.. Do you think $120 or so is a decent selling price for my old EVGA GTX 260 SC Core 216 55nm? Thanks..
 

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I think this goes in the Appraisals section of the forum.

Anyway, that PSU should hold fine with the GTX 260 in SLI if you were considering that. The 5850 is indeed an awesome card with exceptional power consumption/performance. You'll definitely see an improvement over the GTX 260.
 

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That surprises me that a 5850 is faster than two 260's. Two 4890's are faster than a 5870 and two 260's are faster than two 4870's. If anything, I'd expect the 260's to have a slight edge on the 5850. However, technology-wish and power consumption-wise, it seems like a good upgrade. $120 is probably pretty good for the 260.
 

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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
That surprises me that a 5850 is faster than two 260's. Two 4890's are faster than a 5870 and two 260's are faster than two 4870's. If anything, I'd expect the 260's to have a slight edge on the 5850. However, technology-wish and power consumption-wise, it seems like a good upgrade. $120 is probably pretty good for the 260.
260's in SLI are indeed slightly faster than the 5850. If you referencing to my post, I should have been more clear: the 5850 is a definite upgrade from a single GTX 260.
 

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Yea, I was thinking EBAY.. I'm pretty sure it will sell for $100 on Craigslist. Because I have an Antec 300 I really want a better single card solution as opposed to an SLI setup. Maybe down the road pick a new case, psu, and second 5850 (late summer). Would rather spend the money on new technology that can run DX11 now, than stick with older tech and DX10.
 
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